“Baiano is not born, Baiano debut.”
A big truth.
I lived 8 years in Bahia. Half in the capital of Bahia, Salvador, and half inside.
I will never forget the hospitality of the Bahian people, parties and the way they cheer for football teams.
The beaches are beautiful. Costa do Sauipe is famous, Praia do Forte as well, but what fascinated me was Itaparica, an island that is located in front of Salvador. In indigenous, “Itaparica” means stone fence, a truth. The boats have only a small space to enter the island, the rest is all surrounded by stones.
Bahia has many monuments. Oh, counting with a church for every day of the year. Yes, there are over 365 churches!
The Bahia faith and the life happiness are well known.
If I could give a tip, here goes a TOP 5:
5 – Lacerda Elevator. It costs a few cents, no panoramic view, but the experience of going down the Upper Town to the Lower Town has to happen.
4 – Market Model. In front of the Elevator Lacerda, you have it all. Acarajé, vatapd, pigweed and ribbons of Senhor do Bonfim.
3 – Praia da Barra. The most famous and most crowded beach. Ask for a coconut water and boiled peanuts. But you can not forget the sunscreen.
2 – Farol da Barra. Hot spots that deserves a photo. But nothing better to expect the sun going down there. Everyone applauds. It is a unique experience.
1 – Carnival. I’m not a fan, but it is impossible not to be the “popcorn” of the party and go behind the roadshow screaming “quero chiclete, chiclete…” (want gum, gum …), a famous music of the carnival in Brazil.
Bahia deserves your visit. From Pituba to the Red River, be Bahia or Vitoria, everyone meets in the Olodum show, in Pelô!